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Advanced Practice Nurse, Inpatient Oncology

 

Job Description

Qualifications: A current Registered/Professional Nurse license and registration in the State of New Jersey is required. Completion of an educational program which is designed and conducted to prepare graduates to practice as an NP/APN with a master’s degree in nursing and eligible for certification by a national certifying body. A minimum of two (2) years of clinical nursing experience and current BLS certification are required; ACLS preferred; knowledge and experience in hematology/oncology preferred. Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)/ONCC Provider Chemotherapy Biotherapy Certificate and/or Radiation Therapy Certificate preferred. Candidate with national Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) certification preferred. Participation in pertinent professional and/or specialty organizations preferred. Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and creative problem solving are essential.

 

Responsibilities: The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is a skilled health provider who through a written collaborative practice agreement with a physician is credentialed through the Medical Staff Office. As a member of the Medical Staff the APN demonstrates standards of professional practice that includes ethical decision making, job activities related to quality assessment/improvement, self-evaluation, leadership and research. The APN is self-directed and purposeful in seeking necessary knowledge and skills to develop and maintain competency. The APN will be expected to demonstrate clinical knowledge required for the work responsibility as described and provide patient and family centered care in a compassionate manner. Must demonstrate exceptional communication skills.

 

The Hematology/Oncology APN utilizes critical judgment in the performance of comprehensive health assessments, differential diagnosis and the prescribing of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments in the direct management of patients diagnosed with a variety of hematologic or oncologic diseases. The APN practice will promote wellness through conducting research, providing education and works autonomously as well as in interdisciplinary teams as resources and consultants.

 

University Hospital offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit  www.uhnj.org/hrweb.